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BOSSES: Flawed Law

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

BOSSES: Flawed Law

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THE BARBADOS EMPLOYERS’ CONFEDERATION (BEC) wants adjustments made to the 2012 Employment Rights Act (ERA), with executive director Tony Walcott arguing that it is heavily skewed against the employer.

At a press conference at its Brittons Hill, St Michael offices yesterday, Walcott said while the act was intended to secure the rights of employees in the workplace, “sometimes too far . . . takes you right”.

“I think there needs to be an adjustment in the swing of the pendulum and we need to get some balance into the process,” he pointed out.

Walcott said employers continued to battle with challenges posed by some provisions of the law. This had forced the BEC to submit a 14-page document of suggested changes. (GC)

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